ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT, March 12, 2011 – En route to Washington after leaving Bahrain, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said while Bahrain’s rulers are serious about coming to terms with the opposition, governments across the region must understand that reforms must come, and quickly. Story
MANAMA, Bahrain, March 11, 2011 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived in Manama, Bahrain, to meet with the country's leaders and urge dialogue and a process of reform in response to weeks of protests there and in the region. Story
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